The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.
4/5 Noo witnesses the devastating effect of desertification on the edges of the Sahara.
The latest shipping forecast.
BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service.
News from BBC Radio 4.
Prayer and reflection with the Very Rev Kelvin Holdsworth.
The Oxford Farming Conference debates the benefits of the EU.
With Prime Minister David Cameron and listeners' questions for Prof Stephen Hawking.
5/5 How the invention of writing made the scientific revolution of the Enlightenment possible.
5/5 Comedian Stephen K Amos revisits his paper round route with actor Bob Kingdom. (R)
5/5 Noo visits her father's house and is reunited with members of her extended family.
Meryl Streep on how playing Margaret Thatcher helped change her view of the former PM.
15/15 On the night of 1987's Big Storm, Cropper and Hildebrand are caught digging up a grave.
Jolyon Jenkins reports on the people trying to get rich online without actually working.
5/6 The Dickensian Festival brings chaos to Wadenbrook and Angela has something to tell Frank.
Car wash and car hire firms under the spotlight and fish and chips South African style.
The latest weather forecast.
Edward Stourton presents national and international news.
5/5 BBC Radio 4 pays tribute to Prof Stephen Hawking.
Tracy considers her options.
By Sarah Wooley. A contemporary thriller set in the world of post-Coalition politics.
Eric Robson chairs a gardening Q&A from North Somerset.
3/3 Safebreaker Jimmy Valentine is unexpectedly released from prison and vows to go straight.
Matthew Bannister on Eve Arnold, Ronald Searle, Sir Michael Dummett and Bob Anderson.
Tim Harford looks at numbers in the news and in life, including statistics in court.
Eddie Mair brings you the top stories of the day.
National and international news from BBC Radio 4.
There's a chill in the air at Home Farm.
Kirsty Lang reports on how puppets have entered the theatrical mainstream.
Jonathan Dimbleby presents a political panel discussion from Preston, Hertfordshire.
Historian Lisa Jardine reflects that information overload is not a new problem.
Irma Kurtz travels to Monet's Giverny garden to hear how losing his sight changed his work (R)
Robin Lustig presents national and international news and analysis.
5/10 The arrival of a brooding Brazilian brings a temporary alliance between Hulot and Crevel.
5/9 Downton Abbey actor Jim Carter champions the life and work of skiffle king Lonnie Donegan.
4/4 Paul Jackson on the docusoap that arguably spawned Britain's first reality TV celebrity. (R)
The latest news from BBC Radio 4.
Spiritual comment and prayer to begin the day with the Rev Nicholas Papadopulos.
"She takes no prisoners." Meet the gymnastics coach fighting for Paralympic recognition.
Saturday 7 January 2012